Technology | 2014 - 2015 Salary Guide

Cem Baris 29.09.2014

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Technology | London

Permanent and Contract/Temporary

With the economic recovery in full swing, there is a healthy appetite for hiring technology professionals for  large projects and business-as-usual opportunities. The shackles are off for the big corporates but more excitingly, the influx of investment for start-ups across the City has created a new dynamic. Big data (or data science), business intelligence and analytics have created significant demand, particularly in London's Tech City where nearly 1500 companies have been launched in the past few years, but also in major cities across the UK such as Cambridge, Oxford and the North West. Key skills and languages to pick up are Hadoop, Python and R. With all this new information being created and accessible on various platforms and mobile, IT Security remains a particularly high priority for employers. 

In the Financial Services sector the drive for data-focused professionals is also apparent, particularly for individuals with experience in risk, regulatory or compliance-related projects.

 

PERMANENT
ANNUAL SALARY

Role: Junior Level Mid Level Senior Level
Software Developer C++ £28k - £36k £42k - £60k £60k - £85k
Software Developer C# £26k - £35k £38k - £60k £60k - £85k
Software Developer Java £30k - £36k £42k - £60k £60k - £85k
Software Developer Open Source £24k - £36k £38k - £55k £55k - £75k
Software Developer SQL £28k - £35k £35k - £55k £55k - £75k
Software Developer Business Intelligence £30k - £34k £36k - £50k £50k - £70k
Data Scientist £28k - £32k £35k - £45k £50k - £62k
Data Architect £50k - £60k £60k - £75k £75k - £100k
Business Analyst £36k - £45k £55k - £65k £65k - £80k
Project Manager - Systems Implementation £40k - £50k £55k - £70k £70k - £85k
Project Manager - Digital £38k - £45k £50k - £60k £60k - £75k
UX Designer £28k - £35k £35k - £50k £50k - £70k
Mobile Apps Specialist £30k - £40k £40k - £50k £50k - £70k
UI Developer £25k - £35k £35k - £50k £50k - £70k
Solutions Architect £45k - £55k £55k - £65k £65k - £80k
Database Administrator (DBA) £32k - £38k £40k - £55k £55k - £70k
Service Desk Analyst £22k - £28k £28k - £32k £35k - £42k
Network Engineer £28k - £32k £32k - £38k £38k - £45k
Infrastructure Engineer £28k - £32k £32.5k - £37.5k £37.5k - £45k
IT Security Analyst £28k - £33k £33k - £38.5k £38.5k - £45k
Test Analyst £26k - £30k £30k - £36k £38k - £48k
Test Manager £45k - £52k £52k - £56k £58k - £62k
IT Director / Head of IT - Commerce & Industry £57k - £65k £65k - £72k £72k - £80k
IT Director / Head of IT - Financial Services £65k - £75k £75k - £85k £85k - £100k
 

TEMPORARY
RATE PER DAY

Role: Junior Level Mid Level Senior Level
Software Developer C++ £350 - £400 £450 - £550 £550 - £700
Software Developer C# £325 - £375 £400 - £500 £500 - £700
Software Developer Java £325 - £375 £400 - £500 £500 - £700
Software Developer Open Source £300 - £350 £350 - £450 £450 - £550
Software Developer SQL £250 - £300 £300 - £350 £375 - £425
Software Developer Business Intelligence £350 - £400 £400 - £450 £450 - £550
Data Engineer £250 - £300 £300 - £400 £400 - £450
Business Analyst £300 - £350 £400 - £475 £500 - £600
Project Manager - Systems £325 - £400 £400 - £500 £550 - £675
Project Manager - Digital £250 - £350 £350 - £450 £450 - £600
UX Designer £250 - £350 £350 - £450 £500 - £650
Mobile Apps Specialist £250 - £350 £350 - £450 £450 - £550
Front End Developer / UI Specialist £300 - £350 £350 - $450 £450 - £550
Solutions Architect £450 £500 - £550 £550 - £650
Data Architect £400 £400 - £500 £500 - £650
Oracle DBA £250 - £300 £300 - £350 £350 - £450
Service Desk Analyst £175 - £225 £225 - £275 £275 - £325
Network Engineer £250 - £300 £325 - £375 £375 - £450
Infrastructure Engineer £250 - £300 £300 - £350 £350 - £425
IT Security Analyst £225 - £275 £275 - £325 £350 - £450
Test Analyst £200 - £250 £300 - £350 £350 - £400
Test Manager £400 - £450 £450 - £550 £550 - £600

 

Technology | Locations outside Greater London

Permanent and Contract/Temporary

The amount of technology work in the Thames Valley has increased across the whole IT spectrum. Front-end developer roles are still on the rise with average permanent salaries increasing by about 10% compared with the same period last year, an increase based on the need to tempt good solid experience into permanent work. Contract rates in the .NET area are averaging at about £360 per day, a slight increase on last year but an increase, nevertheless, in a busy market.

The Change Management space is still very buoyant in the regions, with a marked increase in permanent versus contract roles as many projects are being initiated and resourced. Increased change management is always a good sign of steady expectations for IT in the Thames Valley. Infrastructure is the area that has really moved on since last year, with a rise in the number of roles across the board but particularly at the management end, with a marked increase in both permanent and contract IT roles. Public-key infrastructure roles seem to be leading the charge in terms of salary and rate increases over the period. Confidence is high so we expect these positive developments to continue.

 
 

PERMANENT
ANNUAL SALARY

Role: Junior Level Mid Level Senior Level
Software Developer C++ £20k - £30k £30k - £45k £45k - £65k
Software Developer C# £20k - £30k £30k - £45k £45k - £65k
Software Developer Java £20k - £30k £30k - £45k £45k - £65k
Software Developer Open Source £20k - £30k £30k - £45k £45k - £65k
Software Developer SQL £20k - £30k £30k - £42k £42k - £58k
Software Developer Business Intelligence £20k - £30k £30k - £45k £45k - £65k
Business Analyst £30k - £45k £45k - £55k £55k - £70k
Project Manager - Systems £35k - £45k £45k - £65k £65k - £75k
Project Manager - Digital £32k - £45k £45k - £55k £55k - £65k
Digital Strategy Manager £40k - £50k £50k - £60k £60k - £80k
UX Designer £25k - £35k £35k - £45k £45k - £60k
Mobile Apps Specialist £28k - £35k £35k - £45k £45k - £60k
Front End Developer / UI Specialist £25k - £35k £35k - £45k £45k - £60k
Solutions Architect £40k - £50k £50k - £60k £60k - £75k
Data Architect £45k - £55k £55k - £75k £75k - £100k
Database Administrator (DBA) £30k - £35k £35k - £50k £50k - £65k
Service Desk Analyst £18k - £24k £25k - £30k £32k - £38k
Network Engineer £20k - £26k £28k - £32k £34k - £42k
Infrastructure Engineer £20k - £24k £27k - £33k £34k - £40k
IT Security Analyst £24k - £30k £30k - £34k £34k - £38k
Test Analyst £22k - £27k £28k - £32k £32k - £36k
Test Manager £42k - £46k £46k - £50k £50k - £55k
 

TEMPORARY
RATE PER DAY

Role: Junior Level Mid Level Senior Level
Software Developer C++ £300 - £350 £375 - £475 £475 - £550
Software Developer C# £250 - £325 £325 - £425 £500 - £600
Software Developer Java £250 - £350 £350 - £425 £500 - £600
Software Developer Open Source £250 - £325 £325 - £425 £425 - £525
Software Developer SQL £225 - £275 £325 - £400 £400 - £475
Software Developer Business Intelligence £275 - £350 £375 - £450 £450 - £550
Data Engineer £250 - £300 £300 - £400 £400 - £450
Business Analyst £200 - £275 £300 - £400 £400 - £600
Project Manager - Systems £250 - £350 £400 - £500 £550 - £675
Project Manager - Digital £250 - £350 £350 - £450 £450 - £600
UX Designer £250 - £350 £350 - £450 £450 - £650
Mobile Apps Specialist £250 - £350 £350 - £450 £450 - £550
Front End Developer / UI Specialist £250 - £350 £350 - £450 £450 - £550
Solutions Architect £200 - £300 £300 - £500 £500 - £650
Data Architect £250 - £300 £300 - £500 £500 - £650
Oracle DBA £200 - £250 £250 - £350 £350 - £450
Service Desk Analyst £125 - £175 £175 - £250 £250 - £350
Network Engineer £250 - £300 £300 - £375 £375 - £450
Infrastructure Engineer £250 - £300 £300 - £350 £350 - £425
IT Security Analyst £225 - £275 £275 - £325 £350 - £450
Test Analyst £200 - £250 £275 - £350 £350 - £400
Test Manager £400 - £450 £450 - £500 £500 - £550

 

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